No. 5 WWU opens GNAC play with two home games, Vikings face Western Oregon on Thursday, Saint Martin's on Saturday
WWU extends home court streak to 31 with victory over No.1 Metro State
Vikings down nationally No.1-ranked Metro State
Vikings put 30-game home win streak on line
Vikings riding school and GNAC-record 27-game win streak at Carver Gym
In second year as head coach at WWU ... Last season, directed Vikings to 31-3 record, Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular-season championship, West Regional title and NCAA Division II final four ... Winning percentage of 91.2 was school record and win total tied WWU mark ... Finalist for Clarence "Big House" Gaines National Coach of the Year honors and GNAC co-Coach of the Year ... Guided Vikings to wins in first 24 games, a Division II record ... In August of 2012 replaced Brad Jackson who resigned after 27 seasons to take assistant coaching position at University of Washington ... Associate head coach previous two seasons and assistant 17 years overall at WWU ... During that stretch, Vikings posted 317-165 (.658) record, made six regional appearances and won five conference championships ... WWU took NCAA II national crown in 2012, winning school record 31 games, and reached national semifinals in 2001 ... As assistant was responsible for coordinating scheduling, scouting, budgeting, and played major role in recruiting classes of past 12 seasons ... Those teams had winning percentage of .711 (246-100) ... For15 summers coordinated WWU Basketball Camp, one of northwest's largest with alumni dotting rosters of numerous colleges and universities as well as professional teams ... Director of Parberry Strength Center for five years ... Was Junior Varsity coach one year at Nooksack Valley High School in Everson, and coached three Amateur Athletic Union teams that reached national tournaments in Las Vegas... Also has coached at numerous summer basketball camps, including seven years at University of North Carolina ... Earned bachelor's degree in communications from WWU in 1994 ... Completed Masters of Business Administration degree from Concordia University (Wisconsin) in 1998 ... Graduate of Cascade High School in Everett ... Multi-sport athlete for Bruins, lettering two seasons in basketball ... 41 years old... He and wife, Kristi (formerly Clark), have two daughters, Emilia 14 and Madison 11; and son Dane 8.
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